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My hvr-dv 1000p Has an intermittent problem? It's losses

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My hvr-dv 1000p Has an intermittent problem? It's losses focus and has a vibration/shake ? If you move camera around picture become clear again and works fine for couple minutes Then shakes and gies out of focus again. I just spent all my money on this so can't afford to tske to a repairer plus I'm in remote area! I need it working adap
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thinking stabilization inside camera?
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is***** do not rate until we are finished. I look forward to assisting and am very sorry to hear that you are having this problem. How are you holding it? For example have you tried putting it on a tripod or just down on something in general to see if the same thing happens?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
G'day, yep was on tripod. So tried it without. And also sat on table and tried. Same thing ? Fine shake/vibration and if you tap the side of camera it will stop?
Last night mounted it back on tripod and filmed the TV testing zoom , and focus by swinging cam back and forth ect.... It didn't do it? The only setting changed before hand was I turned off the digital 30x zoom back to the camera 10x zoom? Will go outside today and try film again with this setting and get back to ya :)
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.

That sounds like a possible lens issue, let me know what happens when you can.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just filmed 10 mins inside. ( a small scene). All good will film outside this arvo and post results
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just tested outside. NO digital zoom. Works awesome :). Digital zoom on. And bam. Shakes and out of focus?
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately as I mentioned that sounds like a lens issue. How old is it? Did you get an extended warranty?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nah it's second hand :(. Whats a lens worth? And can I fit it myself?
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately no you would need a Sony technician to do it. You can not do it yourself. he lens has a part called a zoom unit that can cause this. It is normally part of the lens itself. You can still use the camera but will not be able to use the zoom until that is replaced. The price can vary and it is hard to find. You would need to call local shops for a price unfortunately. A lot of the time you have to get it from another camera with a different problem.